Seven Snippets: Disney Dream Cruise Edition

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— 1 — Originally, we planned to take two days to drive down to Port Canaveral, and two days back. It’s doable in a day, but without stops it’s about eight hours and we have two kids, including one sorta-kinda-but-not-totally potty trained, so … not fun. In the end, we opted to leave late on […]

Disney Cruise, Part 2: Sailing With Two Special Needs Kids

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Based largely on Ellen’s review of the Disney Fantasy, I felt pretty confident going in that it would be a good experience. What I wasn’t sure about was what the experience would be like for OUR family. Every kid with special needs is different, and we have two! How would a Disney cruise go for our […]

Disney Cruise by Magic Moments, Part 1: Sarah Kate’s Take

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Sarah Kate’s Magic Moment aboard the Disney Dream was last week. I didn’t share why I was taking a blog break, because I didn’t want to advertise to all the Interwebs OUR HOUSE IS GOING TO BE EMPTY FOR A WEEK! COME ROB US! so … now you know. I asked her to share a […]

My Other Last Place Finisher

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He isn’t as famous as his sister, he wasn’t spotted by (nor did he pose for a photo with) a stranger. He didn’t struggle through rehab to get to this point, and I’m not sure he even realized he was going to run until we showed up and pinned a number to his back, but I’m still […]

Saturday’s Race: In Sarah Kate’s Words

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As I mused last week, Sarah Kate has reached the age now where I feel like, more and more, she needs to be the one telling her stories. It shouldn’t just be me, because I’m not living them the way she is (although one astute reader gave me a great reason to keep going). So […]

Finish Strong. Never Stop.

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Seriously, folks. I don’t even know what to say anymore. Sarah Kate made a return to Walt Disney World this past weekend to attempt the Kids’ Mile for the second time (Spoiler: she finished it). If you need to get caught up, read my original blog post about the first attempt here or go watch the […]

A Magic Moment for Sarah Kate

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It’s no secret that it’s been a rough summer. Sarah Kate has handled everything like a trooper, but there’s only some sunshine you can muster when you’re an eleven year old girl cooped up at home being nagged by your mom into doing 45 minutes of exercises three times a day for weeks on end. […]

Disney Magic … in Mayberry!

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Since it’s already been established that Sarah Kate is the Most Awesome Kid in the World, the next logical step would be to ask her, “What are you gonna do now that you’re the Most Awesome Kid in the World?” but since she became the Most Awesome Kid while at Walt Disney World, the answer […]